Antique Dresser to Kitchen Island

Dresser to Kitchen Island

Dresser to Kitchen Island

Hey guys,

Finally I’m back with a re-loved furniture project, but first of all I need to thank you for your patience the last week or so while I’ve been transferring my blog to a self-hosted site, to say that it has been traumatic would be an understatement!  Honestly, I’m not completely IT illiterate but 9+ hrs of trying to get the new site to run ended up making me feel like a complete dummy!

And now that everything is up and publishing again I present to you……..Drum roll please……..My ‘On it’s last legs’ Antique Dresser to ‘Stunning addition to any kitchen’ Kitchen Island transformation!

I wouldn’t even have this if it wasn’t for my friend and neighbor who always manages to see this stuff around and drop me a text 🙂 As you can see, this thing was in serious need of some TLC, I mean someone had spray painted it gold! Badly I might add, as well as the fact that the veneer was bubbled and cracked on the top.  After a year of sitting in my garage waiting for inspiration to strike me it was high time I cracked on and got this done.

I started by attempting to remove the veneer from the top, as you can see in the pics below this definitely needed doing but this process was new to me (and the hubs) and between us we messed it up lol it turns out it’s very easy to gouge the wood underneath the veneer or lift it with the glue, a lesson learned!  So, back to the drawing board, I popped to Home Depot and grabbed a piece of wood to fit the top instead, problem solved 😉 I also picked up a thinner piece to make a shelf where the bottom drawer was as this one drawer was beyond repair.

Once all of these basics were done, it was time to move onto painting, I gave this piece a coat of Kilz Primer as I didn’t want any staining coming through the paint on this one, and then using my trusty old Rustoleum Chalked paint in Linen I gave it two coats of paint.

When this was done, I gave the piece of wood for the top a couple of coats of Valspar Antiquing Wax (I’m starting to think I may be addicted to this wood finish!) and then it was just a case of waiting for it all to dry before putting it all back together.  I picked out some super cute new wheels which were a gold color and managed to match them up with some gold and crystal handles to finish the look, very grown up if you ask me.  Finished with some mugs and a basket on the shelf  and I think it looks pretty darn lovely, what do you guys think??

2 Thoughts to “Antique Dresser to Kitchen Island”

  1. Bex

    I love it! I’m a sucker for pieces painted in a light color with a natural looking top. 🙂

    I like the look of your blog! Just an observation: the pics on this post are pretty small in comparison to what they used to be. Are you able to make them bigger for the reader to see them a little better?

    1. The Unicorn Wife

      Oh thanks for that feedback! I just switched to a new host and still trying to figure out the details lol I’ll see if I can resize them 🙂

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